Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.


Jake is old enough to know better

Continuing his run of sell-out tours, Jake O’Kane is back with his new show, ‘Old Enough to Know Better’, and he will be taking to the stage of The Braid on Thursday January 5.

Theatre and Comedy

Voting opens to name Northern Ireland’s new signature dish

Tourism NI has tasked four of Northern Ireland’s top chefs to create three brand new locally-inspired

dishes, one of which will be named as Northern Ireland’s New Signature Dish, via public vote.

Whats on
Pictured at the Launch of the Academy Fair which takes place on Saturday, December 10, between 11am and 4pm are Ballymena Academy Principal Stephen Black and Year 13 Pupils Rory Corr, Harry Gaston, Ellen King and Lauren Stevenson. (Submitted Picture).

Ballymena Academy Christmas Fair

Ballymena Academy will host its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 10, from 11am-4pm.

Photograph by HF Photography.

New art gallery opens its doors near Broughshane

A new art gallery has opened just outside Broughshane.


Coat exchange for Barnardos

To keep warm and stylish this winter fashion retailer Evans and Barnardo’s in Ballymena and Antrim have joined together to launch a coat exchange to raise money for the children’s charity.

Representatives from each of the shortlisted parks receiving Awards from former international footballer and trustee of Fields in Trust Graeme Le Saux and TV sports presenter Jill Douglas.

Antrim Castle Gardens wins ‘best park in NI’ award

Antrim Castle Gardens has been named the best park in Northern Ireland and has also been shortlisted in the UK’s Best Park after a search to find the country’s favourite local green space.

Dogs Trust Ballymena is highlighting the pitfalls of Christmas puppy gifting. (submitted pic)

Tis the season to give socks not dogs

Dogs Trust Ballymena is taking a stand against impulse puppy purchasing by changing its name to Socks Trust, encouraging people to #GiveSocksNotDogs this Christmas.

Neil Mees from Antrim with Ruadhrai OKane and Ballymena man John Burrows from NIE Networks with Vicky Kyle, Ivy the dog and Ursula McCanny from Guide Dogs NI at the launch of the training initiative.

Guide Dogs NI and NIE take the lead in new streetworks initiative

Navigating busy urban streets can be difficult for people with sight loss, and when there are streetworks on your daily route, ‘difficult’ can quickly turn to ‘dangerous’.

That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.

TG4 series celebrates vibrant music in Portglenone

TG4 series celebrates vibrant music in Portglenone

TG4 series Hup, celebrated for its cutting-edge take on contemporary trad, heads north to showcase the talent of Country Antrim’s traditional musicians at the Gig’n the Bann, Portglenone.

Adam (16) starts his cycle, pictured here with Habitat ReStore manager Isobel

Larne student’s spinathon raises funds for people who need a home

Habitat ReStore volunteer Adam Harkin has gone the extra mile for Habitat for Humanity this Christmas by taking part in a sponsored spinathon and raising almost £1500.


Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg's Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott and pupils of Antrim and St Comgall's Primary Schools at the wildflower meadow at Antrim Forum. They are joined by Kate McAllister, RSPB, Ivor Falls, Randalstown and District Beekeepers, Mark Bryson, Ecoseeds and members of the Parks Team.

Schoolchildren get buzzy to help take care of our pollinators

Pupils from Antrim Primary and St Comgall’s Primary Schools recently got their hands dirty as they helped to restore a native wildflower meadow at Antrim Forum.

St Josephs Nursery School pupils help nature charity RSPB NI celebrate their 50th birthday.

Nursery pupils help nature charity celebrate golden year

Nursery school pupils from Antrim have been busy learning about the birds and other wildlife on their doorstep during a special visit from RSPB Northern Ireland.

Geoffrey and Karen Allen pictured with their son, Tom, enjoying Ballykeel Primary & Nursery Schools Come Dine with Us food tasting evening on Thursday, November 17.
Almost 150 parents, children and friends attended the fun and informative evening to which they were welcomed by Ballykeel PS Principal, Mrs Sandra Sheeran.
Cook supervisor Mrs Geraldine Bradley spoke to the packed gathering about the nutritional value of the various meals and invited everyone to taste a variety of different healthy, nutritional menus, prepared by her staff, which are offered to the children of the school and nursery on a daily basis. 
(Photograph kindly submitted).

Ballykeel Primary hosts ‘Come Dine with Us’ event

Geoffrey and Karen Allen pictured with their son, Tom, enjoying Ballykeel Primary & Nursery School’s ‘Come Dine with Us’ food tasting evening on Thursday, November 17.

Postmen Terry OToole, Ellis Martin and Martin OBoyle with Mayor Wales.

Festive posting dates confirmed

The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim has visited a Delivery Office in the borough to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

Antrim civic centre.

Supporting world prematurity month

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Civic Buildings will be lit up purple on Wednesday, November 30, in support of World Prematurity Month.

A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

Could High Street shopping be a thing of the past by 2050?

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past by 2050'

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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